Respect for children’s right to play is growing, as increasing amounts of research show the benefits for bodies as well as brains from outdoor play. New research and practice-based findings have revealed great ways to create playgrounds that evoke young children’s curiosity and motivate explorative play, benefiting their social-emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. This webinar will discuss how playgrounds can cater for social, dramatic, and physical play that stimulates thinking skills and share 10 tips to work from, as well as inspirational cases.
Head of KOMPAN Play Institute
As head of KOMPAN Play Institute, Jeanette has over 20 years of experience in researching, developing, and advocating playground play. Jeanette has served on the scientific and organizing boards of several international conferences on child friendly city planning. Jeanette has authored and co-authored numerous white papers and articles on the topics of inclusive and universal play design, and child development.
KOMPAN Play Institute Manager, Americas
As the Manager of KOMPAN Play Institute, Americas, Suzanne researches issues related to active play and fitness for children and families. Suzanne has co-authored numerous white papers and articles on the topics of children and play, such as Climbing Clever and Innovative Products: the key to more play.